Rebels are yellin’ about that dang gay pride flag

In survey after survey and poll after poll, the results always show the younger generation of Americans is much more accepting of LGBT issues, such as marriage equality, than their elders.

And so we know that in time those on the wrong side of history will also be on the wrong side of the ground. (As in buried.)

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New poll finds same-sex marriage support at all-time high

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Support for marriage equality is at an all-time high, according to a new poll released by The Washington Post / ABC News.

Some 58 percent of Americans now support the right for gay and lesbian couples to marry, but perhaps the most surprising result came from the question, “Do you think being homosexual is something that people choose to be, or do you think it's just the way they are?” Some 62 percent of respondents stated they believed being gay was not a choice.

The poll surveyed 1,001 adults and held a margin of error of 3.5 percent. It was conducted between March 7-10 of this year.

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Gallup: 3.4% of Americans identify as LGBT

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A new survey conducted by public opinion research firm Gallup has found that 3.4 percent of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

The poll, conducted between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2012, asked participants “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” More than 121,000 responses were collected, according to Gallup.

Previous surveys have shown the number of LGBT Americans could be as high as 4 percent. Gallup says this most recent study is the largest such study on record.

Other findings show that women are more likely to be LGBT than men, but only by a slight margin: 3.6 percent of women surveyed identified as LGBT, while only 3.3 percent of men said the same.

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Poll: Despite national progress, Southerners lag behind on gay marriage

If there is one region of the country that's still struggling to come to terms with the idea of same-sex marriage, it's the South.

According to the results of a recent opinion poll conducted by CNN and research firm ORC International, the South is the only region of the country where the majority say same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry.

The Northeast and Western regions of the country overwhelmingly support marriage equality. In the Midwest, a slim majority of those polled favor granting marriage rights to same-sex couples, but in the South, some 52 percent of respondents oppose gay marriage while only 44 percent support it, by far the lowest level of support in the country.

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Gay-marriage haters release their own poll and results do not surprise

Alliance Defense Fund poll finds Americans do not support same-sex marriage

A new Alliance Defense Fund-backed poll released today found that an overwhelming majority (some 62 percent) of Americans believe that marriage should be defined as one man and one woman. According to Public Opinion Strategies, which conducted the survey, 52 percent of Americans surveyed “strongly agreed.”

The results of the poll are in stark contrast to three recent surveys conducted by non-partisan groups and media outlets. Gallup, CNN/Opinion Research Corporation and CBS/Washington Post polls, all conducted in 2011, found a growing majority of Americans support legal recognition for same-sex couples.

Public Opinion Strategies has an impressive client list. Most of its clients, however, are Republican politicians.

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Gallup poll confirms gay marriage momentum

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Gallup released a new poll today that found a majority of Americans support legalizing same-sex unions. Gallup, which has regularly tracked the issue since the middle of last decade, found that 53 percent of Americans now support marriage equality.

In 2010, Gallup found that only 44 percent of Americans were in favor of such unions.

According to Gallup, only 27 percent of Americans supported legalizing same-sex marriage in 1996. Gallup's findings are in line with recent polls conducted by CNN/Opinion Research and CBS/Washington Post that also found a slim majority of Americans were supportive of same-sex marriage.

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New CNN poll finds slim majority support same-sex marriage

CNN and Opinion Research Corporation released the results of a recent poll today that found a slim majority of Americans now support same-sex marriage.

According to the results, 51 percent of Americans now believe that same-sex marriages should be recognized as valid and those in such marriages should receive the same rights as married heterosexual couples; 47 percent opposed recognizing same-sex unions as valid.

The margin of error was 3.5 percentage points.

The poll found that women and those under 50 years of age were more generally accepting of marriage equality. Democrats and Independents were nearly twice as likely to support same-sex marriage than self-identified Republicans.

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New poll highlights shift in marriage equality support

A majority of Americans now support marriage equality for same-sex couples, according to a new poll released by CBS and the Washington Post. Some 53 percent of respondents said they support allowing same-sex couples to marry, up from 36 percent just five years ago.

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, responded to the findings by questioning the wording of the questions in the poll.

“The only poll that counts is a free and fair vote on the part of the people,” Brown told the Post. “We’ve seen these biased polls time and time again — right before votes in which same-sex marriage is rejected. It’s absurd. The people of this country have not changed their opinion about marriage.”

Advocates for same-sex marriage disagreed.